Designed by Francois – Xavier Fabre and named after him, Musee Fabre is a confluence of classical and contemporary art displays. Considered to be the best and the most significant museum amongst the other provincial museums, it is the biggest art gallery in Montpellier. The museum underwent an extensive renovation and has been redecorated with passages by the architectural teams of Brochet – Lajus – Pueyo and Nebout. Preserving its classical architecture, the museum today houses a contemporary art gallery wing. The displays of the paintings range between 15th until 19th century, with a large collection of the luminophiles movement. The categories of the paintings are:
- 15th to 18th century: Highlights being Le Petit Paresseux, Twelfth Night Cake and Hector.
- Paintings from outside France.
- Paintings from 19th and 20th century, most of them from Fauvist painters.
- The famous “The Wrath of Achilles” by Francois – Leon Benouville.
- The Museum provides special facilities for blind visitors, deaf and dumb and those who are hard of hearing.
- Pass’ Agglo: 5 € (permanent collection), 6 € (permanent collection+Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran), 3 € (Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran).
- Family Ticket: 12 € (permanent collection), 12 € (permanent collection+Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran), 8 € (Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran).
- Adult Full Price: : 6 € (permanent collection), 7€ (permanent collection+Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran), 4 € (Hotel Sabatier d’Espevran).
- Admission is free for children under 6.
- The Hotel de Cabrieres-Sabatier d'Espeyran is open from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM.
- Tram 1 & 2 Comedy Station
- Lines 1, 2 and 4 Corum station
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95% of people who visit Montpellier include Musee Fabre in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
45.68% of people start their Musee Fabre visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee Fabre
71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee Fabre
Great display space for visiting exhibitions. Picasso currently - very interesting and well laid out. Excellent cafe/restaurant just outside in the shade and away from the mayhem that is Montpellier! Highly recommended!
Enjoyed Picasso exhibition. Each period has a clear explanation of Picasso's evolution Excellent English. Makes you want to learn even more. Museum wonderfully air conditioned. Could go back several times
Love it. Also great restaurant, "Insensé" adjacent. Makes for a great all day outing. Had the chance to experience the Picasso expo. Just lovely.
Went to Picasso exhibition which was great but the rest of the museum was so cool. Extensive collection and beautiful rooms. Over 50 rooms to explore over many levels. Plenty of guides in multiple languages in all rooms. All in all a must visit if you come to Montpellier.
Absolutely fantastic museum. You can get up close to some fabulous French works of art. We visited during the Picasso exhibition, but they have frequent temporary exhibitions. There is also another "hotel" to visit which is included in the price of the ticket. We spent over three hours there, so do allow sufficient time!